Superstar Japanese developer Platinum Games (Vanquish, Bayonetta) seems to be fully invested in Nintendo’s Wii U because not only is the studio working on the console-exclusive Bayonetta 2, but its mysterious Project P-100 has now been revealed as ‘The Wonderful 101,’ also exclusive to Nintendo’s Wii U.
The Wonderful 101 sees players take control of a group of superheroes (one of which looks kind of like Viewtiful Joe…) and combine their abilities to form massive weapons and creatures to defeat an invading alien threat.
Here’s the setup:
“Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually.
“They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.”
Nintendo and Platinum Games have unveiled a few of the game’s unique features – what’s cool in The Wonderful 101?
- Players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes you gather, the greater your Special Morph Powers will be.
- Players can use the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen to command heroes such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and even Toilet Bowl Man. Heroes can also morph into gelatin to guard themselves from enemy attacks.
- Players can also use the GamePad to explore areas unseen on the TV screen and solve puzzle elements.
Check out the debut trailer for The Wonderful 101 below:
The Wonderful 101 – Wii U Trailer